The Talking Bean

These days, there’s not much Bean’s not saying.  He has such a wide vocabulary and is learning to put all those words together into small, simple sentences.  The result of his budding language is that I have become pretty unproductive these days.  I basically just stand around listening to Bean talk.  He sounds like he’s sucked the helium out of a balloon.  He has such a sweet little voice.  But even better than the sound of his voice are the words he’s saying.


My Favorite Phrases Bean Says These Days:

“Oh my goosen!”  (Oh my goodness)

“Wonnerful!” (Wonderful)

“Makin’ messes!”  (I made a mess)

“PeeeYouuuu!”  (When he’s got a stinky diaper)

“Gaycee, Gaycee, Gaycee…”  (Gracie, Gracie, Gracie…  Which is what Chris and I say when we’re trying to calm Gracie down.  Now, Bean says it whenever she starts to cry.)

“I no see it.”  (When he’s looking for something)

“Go to Target?”  (What he says whenever we get in the car.  Bad mommy.)

“Umm…Not Bean.”  (His answer to any question asking him to do something he doesn’t want to do; he says it like he’s really given it a lot of thought)

“Say please, Mom!” (What he says instead of just saying, “Please.”  I think it’s because we are always saying, “Say please,” to him when he asks for something.)

“No, thankum.”  (No, thank you)

“Look, Gaycee!”  (When he shows Gracie something – which is pretty often)

“Michael’s turn!”  (What Bean says when he wants to do something by himself without help.  We hear this one all the time now!)

“Yeah…(big sigh)…I’m awhite.”  (What he says when he hurts himself and we ask if he’s okay)


My favorite thing Bean is saying lately makes me just about wet my pants every time he says it.  I have no idea where he picked it up or, especially, how he knows how to use it in the correct context.  Whenever I tell him to do something he doesn’t want to do (i.e.  eat his veggies, pick up his toys, etc.), he looks at me, puts his hands on his hips, and cocks his head to the side.  And then he says, “Oh, come on, Mom…”

It cracks me up every single time because he does it with such a straight face and he is, clearly, very irritated with me.  The best (or worst?) thing about it is when he says it when he’s on his way to his time out chair.  I’ll be in the middle of walking him over to his chair, explaining to him why he’s going to have to sit in time out, and when I put him up on his chair, he’ll sight and say, “Oh, come on, Mom!”


I have to leave the room because it makes me laugh so hard.


Another thing I am loving about Bean is that as he is learning to talk more, he is using that skill during his playing, too.  I hear him talking to his stuffed animals and toys all the time.  Today we were driving and he was asking me where one of his toys was.  It was a small Lego person named Jesse, from Toy Story.

“Where Jesse go?” Bean asked me.

“I don’t know, Buddy, did you drop her?” I asked.

“No dwop her,” he said.  And then he held up one of his 10,000 Buzz Lightyear figurines and said, “Where Jesse go, Buzz?”


Oh, that kid.  He’s melting my heart one high pitched word at a time.

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24 Thoughts to “The Talking Bean”

  1. Dyanna

    I vote for a Youtube video!!

  2. kristin

    Is is weird that it surprises me that he refers to himself as Michael??

  3. Ok, I agree with Dyanna, and also Kristin. I was surprised he said Michael too! He sounds so adorable, can you imagine when they can BOTH talk??

  4. Cindy In Owensboro, KY

    I agree, you need to upload a video saying some of this stuff!
    The pictures are adorable!!

  5. That was like writing a post about how delicious a cake is and then not offering a piece. We nee a sound bite at the very least.

  6. I love the part about going to Target. My son asks whenever we get in the car if we are going to Costco!

  7. My fave Beanism has to be “Oh my goosen!!” That’s hysterical and so precious. I think i’m gonna swipe that one and use it myself. Thanks Bean! 🙂

  8. This post is too cute! I go back and forth on whether I want kids someday or not, but this totally makes me want one!

  9. That is too cute! My son Benjamin is starting to talk all the time and I can’t get enough of it. Bean is saying the cutest things. I agree about the video 🙂

  10. Holli

    He has the cutest face in the world (minus my daughters, but I’d be a horrible mom if I didn’t say that)

  11. Amy

    Gorgeous! My son is learning to talk at about the same rate, it’s so gorgeous watching him put words together.

  12. Ella

    So cute! What an adorable face! My little boy is saying all sorts of words now too – my favourite at the moment is “”howible”” for horrible. Would love to see a video of Bean too!

  13. The “Um…not Bean” thing is hilarious! Can I start doing that at work? Somehow I don’t think it would go over as well.

  14. Listening to your child learn to talk is one of the greatest things in the world. He’s 3 and a half and is also obsessed with Toy Story. He talks to his toys like Bean does. And I’m convinced that the because of the Toy Story movies he thinks the toys are secretly alive when he’s not looking.

  15. Amy

    Your little boy just gets cuter and cuter 🙂 I was “laughing & “awww-ing” just imagining all these things said in a diminutive pitch… I vote for a video as well!

  16. Summer

    Im right there with you. Just when you think it cant possibly get any better, it does. Im loving this age!!!

  17. Ann G-B

    Isn’t it awesome! Connor said “Daddy is funny” the other day. Too cute! He also says “Oh, man” a lot. So much fun!

  18. haha I decided that it would be a good idea to catch up on my blog reading (see previous comment on your technology post) during lunch. now that I’m laughing out loud and spitting out my food, I am rethinking that decision. I want to hear Bean say these things! Video coming up?

  19. Amanda H

    I love the talking at this age. They catch everything little thing we adults say. I had no idea that I used the word seriously until my little boy started using it. 🙂

  20. Man those sentences are cute! Its good to hear that even though you baby grows up that they still keep doing cute things 🙂

    Cabin Fever in Vermont

  21. Meredith

    my absolute favorite thing in the world is little kid talk. i love it

  22. Lily

    Adorable! My daughter is 11 months younger than Bean and I’ve been reading since late April 2009. It’s so great to get a peek into the future to see what is coming next! She is just entering into toddlerhood and she is starting to tear around the house & talk. I vote for a video too! And those top 2 photos are really nice portraits of Mr. Bean!

  23. I love this post! Porter says, “I no see it” too! “Um…not Bean” cracks me up!

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